Standing Rock Protest Wins Big Victory

Standing Rock Sioux Chair Hails Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Reroute Dakota Access Pipeline

Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – In an historic win for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and the environment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the pipeline, a permit to drill underneath Lake Oahe on the Missouri River—officially halting construction on the Dakota Access pipeline.

The project has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota, members of more than 200 indigenous nations from across the Americas and thousands of their non-Native allies—all concerned the pipeline’s construction will destroy sacred Sioux sites and that a pipeline leak could contaminate the Missouri River, which serves as a water supply for millions. We get reaction from Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II.

3 thoughts on “Standing Rock Protest Wins Big Victory

  • December 5, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    There are as you may know Ken some Canadians who are concerned about their economy and recognize the key role that energy sales from Alberta have played in funding the Federal Government from which all Canadians have benefited.
    i am amused by your description of your “non-political, somewhat New Age group” Thanks for the laugh!
    Marx, Lenin and indeed Fidel Castro would have approved your use of “struggle” and “solidarity”, in a strictly non-political sense of course!
    Are you a bass, baritone or tenor?

  • December 5, 2016 at 11:02 am

    This struggle has prompted numerous solidarity demonstrations in Canada. it even came up in a non-political, somewhat New Age group I sing with.

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